Mouse toxicity due to microcystin (hepatotoxin) was detected in water bloom of a local lake, comprising mainly Microcystis aeruginosa. Both toxicity and biomass content of the phytoplankton varied seasonally. Incubations with an algicidal metabolite from Oscillatoria late-virens and a herbicide 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1, 1-dimethyl urea (DCMU) caused depigmentation and detoxification in bloom samples. Algicide-incubation also encouraged growth of protozoa and bacteria, pathogenic form included.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Indian journal of experimental biology|
|State||Published - Feb 1995|